CHERNOBYL REACTOR 4 CONTROL ROOM TOUR

"“If you only have time for one day this tour is the best choice you can take. We managed to see a lot of interesting places and the guide was super informative and very friendly making this trip..."

The only group tour taking you right to the spot of reactor 4.

Inside the Control Room

Old photographs and videos, stories from 1986

Back in time

free respirators, full body cover (control room), 3 dosimetric control and free loan of Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters)

Supersafe

From pickup to drop off, no additional costs

Full service

Final price per person:
229 €
Date of next tour: 06.10.2020
The only group tour taking you right to the spot of reactor 4.

Inside the Control Room

Old photographs and videos, stories from 1986

Back in time

free respirators, full body cover (control room), 3 dosimetric control and free loan of Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters)

Supersafe

From pickup to drop off, no additional costs

Full service

1

Control room

3

Dosimetric controls

20

Breathtaking stops

100+

Abandoned buildings

200+

Captivating photographs

The Real Chernobyl Epicenter

The one day Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room Tour is a surprising balance between a knowledgeable excursion and a time-travel expedition, with breathtaking moments thanks to the extraordinary program that only 1 in 1000 Chernobyl visitors can choose. Be the one, there is no further you can get. From 2020 you have the unique chance to dive to the very place where Anatoly Dyatlov commanded his colleagues, and where the AZ-5 (SCRAM) button was pushed too late. Closed for over 30 years, now safe and open for you to peek into the most epic part of the Chernobyl story. A place where time stopped the very moment of April 26 when reactor 4 (just 30 meters away) exploded and changed the history of mankind and the destiny of millions of people. THE Control Room #4.

The entire story and understanding of Chernobyl cannot be completed without a visit to control room number 4. It is the most radioactive place you can legally visit in the Chernobyl zone with the absolute assurance it is safe. Complete overalls, respirator and dosimeter will keep you calm and let you step into the shoes of those operators on that very day.

On this new tour, besides this “holy grail” of Chernobyl, you will visit the most interesting (and safe) places of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant like the central control room, the reactor 3 cooling system, an underground shelter and control room, the visitors centre of New Safe Confinement (sarcophagus), and more. A selfie in the Power Plant engineer costume is a must!

On top of the 4-hour Power Plant tour, you will manage to explore the most iconic places in the Chernobyl zone like the Ferris wheel, Kindergarten, or Central square in Pripyat.

Your tour starts in Kyiv where you will be served “fresh” newspapers from 1986. The two-hour drive to the Chernobyl zone in a comfy van with AC will pass with a blink of an eye thanks to a thrilling Chernobyl documentary available to watch, and an accessible Wi-Fi connection. After the police passport check, getting to know your certified dosimeter, which you can keep or ask for during the tour at any time free of charge, will be your first step in the zone. 

As we are travelers just like you, we will not be a hassle, especially on the sites like the Chernobyl power plant sarcophagus, the Control room, Pripyat central square, or the fairgrounds with the iconic ferris wheel. However, it is not the places, but the photos, videos and stories that accompany you throughout the tour, which will give you a sense of the Soviet era and reveal the hidden truth behind Chernobyl. You will even have a chance to enjoy your traditional Ukrainian lunch (from fresh groceries brought in from outside the zone) in the same canteen as the Chernobyl power plant engineers! Full program of the tour can be downloaded below.

Since establishing our tours in 2008 with the promise of making visits to Chernobyl finally safe and accessible for international travelers, we have kept on improving our safety procedures not just by giving you complimentary dosimeters (Geiger-Muller Counters), respirators, and taking you through the verified and cleaned paths, but we will also provide you with at least 3 dosimetric controls so you will feel comfortable on your journey back home. Also, we help you leave your Chernobyl legacy with free postcards and a free ticket to the Chernobyl museum in Kyiv. The Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room Tour with CHERNOBYLwel.come will become your life changing tour, where you do not need to take care of anything else other than the storyline. Thank you for not compromising on quality when traveling to Chernobyl.

During the Corona pandemic, we have ensured the absolute safety of you and your fellow travelers by an airline-level disinfection and precautionary measurements: temperature check, face masks, gloves, antibacterial gel, disinfected buses and cars etc. Together we can make sure you come back home safe and thrilled. For more details please read THIS BLOG. Due to actual constraints or weather conditions in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, CHERNOBYLwel.come keeps the right to change the program of the itinerary. But thanks to the experience of our guides, prepare to be amazed and mesmerized on a trip of your lifetime!

IS IT SAFE?

Our trained guides, Geiger-Muller counters (dosimeters) and Dosimetric control at least twice a day will ensure that you stay safe during your whole stay in Chernobyl. The radiation level in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is on average only slightly higher than natural background radiation. The radiation level at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is higher than in the rest of the Chernobyl exclusion zone, and includes a very limited amount of beta radiation. During the 3 hour excursion you will receive less than 1 microsievert of radiation. The total dose of radiation received over 1 day spent in Chernobyl, Slavutych and Pripyat will not exceed 6 microsieverts (6 % per day of daily nuclear power plant safety norms in EU), which is equivalent to around 6 hours on an intercontinental flight.

Besides our maximum safety measures, CHERNOBYLwel.come will take care of all documents, permits, transport, insurance, dining, qualified guides and some surprises. Furthermore, we will provide the most in-depth, most photogenic, and most adventurous trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Guaranteed.

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 1% of the tour price goes directly to support the Chernobyl Babushkas. Learn more about our charity efforts. Read more
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Meet your guides

Nataly believes a life without adventure is a life without meaning. From a young age she had a passion for exploring which even led her to journey through Chernobyl by herself as a stalker. Her excitement increases with each excursion as every visit reveals new secrets and stories which have been kept hidden. Fortune favours the bold and Natalie’s braveness has left her with valuable and insightful knowledge that she wishes to share with others.

Nataly Lady Adventure

He will immerse you into the depths of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, take care of you and provide mental and emotional perception, atmospheric character, uniqueness and unforgettable of every yours day in a place, where time has stopped its course. BTW, don't be afraid of his third eye. It's definitely not the result of visiting the Zone!

Max Max Immersion

Chernobyl became Kate's second home in mid 2016. Be close to her and be aware of wolves, foxes and other of Katie's friends. The dogs that live inside the zone are her guardians, so try not to make her angry. Get her as your guide and you will never forget her encyclopedic knowledge, black humour and pink dozie.

Katka Pripyat FireFox

This girl got inspired by the abandoned places of Pripyat and the nature in the exclusion zone. Having visited these places for the first time with CHERNOBYLwel.come, she was looking for the opportunity to spend more time in the zone to reveal all it‘s secrets. The best way to do it was to become a Chernobyl tour guide.

Lara Lara Radioactive Blonde

At first sight, Olya looks like a smiling little girl with that kiddo expressions in her face. But don't be fooled, she's one of our most experienced guides with a lot of knowledge about the Zone. She's super-fascinated by the radiation and sometimes declares herslef as a radiation hunter. Maybe that's why she has time for guiding tours in English, Czech and German. She's our little superhero!

Olya The most radioactive one

Alex is always "hunting" new cool places in the Zone, so if you are going to the Zone for the second or third time, for sure ask for Alex. He knows all the special places thanks to which you'll have a new experience from the "same place". Alex is very skilled and friendly guide who will make your trip unforgettable.

Alex The Hunter

Julia is the one who loves people and getting to know them. She loves exploring the zone and is also addicted to share it all with you. She loves to tell the stories about the zone and make you feel like you're wandering with an old friend, as she's very caring and friendly guide with who you'll feel like you know each other for years.

Julia The Caretaker

Once had seen "Chernobyl Diaries" her heart was frozen in fright. She totally couldn't sleep, eat and live. Those secrets must be found! Inspite of being filled with horror at the thought of going to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Halina made a leap in the dark. She is waiting for you to open new mortal places together.

Halina Horror Lover

Helga is like a Viking - she has no fear, no worries and she's full of enthusiasms for exploring, sharing the information with you and showing all incredible places. During her tour you’ll see and know how it was to live in Soviet times, feel this unique atmosphere of ghost city Pripyat, you’ll be impressed by gigantic Russian Woodpecker (Duga) and, of course, you’ll visit the most famous place – Amusement Park. It won’t be usual excursion, it will be a great adventure! Also, if you're a photographer, Helga will take you to all her favorite places with great photo-opportunities!

Helga The Viking

This girl is obsessed with sharing her knowledge and emotions with people. She knows exactly how to make you feel the spirit of the Soviet Union and the horror of the Chernobyl disaster. First-time Yulia saw wildlife of the exclusion zone, it made an unforgettable impression on her vision of life. So be sure, with her help you'll be stunned by the superiority of nature over man.

Yulia Emitter of emotions